Around 8 months ago, I launched a new website. I wrote about 200 articles for the website to get complete topical authority about the subject. Now 8 months later, I would expect to start seeing some traffic (been steadily linkbuilding aswell). However, over the last 3 months my traffic has stayed the same (around 500-600 ish). It even looks likes it is starting to dip a bit.
Anyway, I was looking through search console to try to identify what is 'wrong'. I currently have these problems (translations below):
From top to bottom, the translations are:
- Not found (404)
- Page with redirect
- Crawled - currently not indexed
- Found - currently not indexed
- Google chose different canonical page than user
Error #1 - not found
When I started the site, I was still deciding on a proper structure. I was already uploading blogs at that point. In the end, I changed the url structure from:
https://cvtips.nl/cv-opbouw/cv-indeling/, because it made more sense. However, the 42 pages that have a 404 are all the ones that still have the first url structure. What is the best way to deal with this? I changed the url structure months ago... Adding 42 redirects also seems a bit wild. I changed all the internal links aswell, so there is not a single internal link that mentions an url with
/cv-opmaak/ in it.
Error #2 - page with redirect
Not too worried about this to be honest. This has to do with a trailing slash at the end of the url. It is weird though, because I checked every single internal link on my site and found a few that did not have a trailing slash, so I changed those. The error does not dissapear though.
Error #3 & #4: Crawled - not indexed/Found - not indexed
This is where it starts to become weird for me. I've read a few blogs about this, and they say it could have something to do with low quality content or maybe the site not having enough crawl budget? All my blogs are written by me, have unique content and are at least 1000 words each. In total it says that 78 of my pages are not indexed... that is quite a lot after 8 months no?
I am really struggling with this site. I know it takes a long time to start ranking, but I suspect there's more to it with this site. Any help would be very much appreciated.